Minnie Ears

In Which Jenn May Have A Minor Minnie Ears Obsession

Sooooo I seem to have developed a Minnie Ears problem. It all started innocently enough. All I did was wander into Epcot’s Mouse Gears gift shop to pick up an ear hat for Pat’s niece. After some deliberation, I selected the pink version with Minnie Mouse in the patch, and had her name embroidered on the back. All according to plan. While I was waiting for the embroidery to finish, though, I was drawn by a siren’s song to the rack of ear headbands. This was still back in the day when Minnie ears were in their nascent stages, and I...

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Pooh

In Which Jenn Locates Vintage WDW Souvenir Clothes

I’ve mentioned this before, but in case you’re new and/or don’t have all my personal details memorized: my parents are in the processing of moving to NC, and are cleaning out their MD home to sell. This means digging through 20+ years of detritus, including the absolutely horrifying trash heap that is my childhood bedroom. Part of this is actual trash, and part is a study in the changing fancies of growing up: I’m talking posters of unicorns, stuffed animals, decades-old homework, and – I kid you not – a life size cutout of Star Trek: Voyager‘s Lt. Tom Paris....

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Disney wardrobe

In Which Jenn Lets The People Dress Her For WDW

Well, I asked, and you answered: what should I wear? One Twitter poll later, I am proud to announce my 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend wardrobe! First, my race outfit for the marathon. I toyed with the idea of building a new one, but in the interest of saving money I decided to reuse last year’s Figment ensemble. I don’t think anything in this outfit is currently purchasable, unfortunately, but you could probably find the ears on eBay for those exorbitant eBay prices. The tank and pants were both from Target, C9 and JoyLab respectively. (I snapped those pants up...

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Disney Wardrobe

In Which Jenn Prepares Her Next WDW Wardrobe

Every truly cultured Disney Dandy knows: you must carefully craft your Disney-fied WDW wardrobe for every Walt Disney World trip. It’s fun and satisfying and makes packing a breeze!  And since I’m a chronic oversharer (as is a requirement for the job of blogger), I figured I’d share my daily outfit plans for my Wine & Dine Half trip with all you nice people. Check it out! Before you ask, I am not bringing Ruffian to WDW with me. She just likes to stick her nose in everything and cried every time I tried to move her. Cats are spoiled, man....

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Disney Thredup

In Which Jenn Goes Online Disney Thrifting

Psst. I’m going to tell you a secret. It’s related to being a Disney Dandy. If you aren’t already aware, I am one – I loooove to dress up Disney-style in the parks. Of course, good Disney outfits don’t necessarily come cheap. That’s where my secret comes in.  Enter Thredup.* I’m sure you’ve already heard of it, but just in case: it’s basically an online thrift store. You can send in your clothes for a small profit, and/or you can browse the one-of-a-kind offerings after the fashion of a garage sale. If you’re willing to wear used clothing, you can...

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Ariel dress

In Which Jenn Finds Some Curioser & Curioser Disney Clothing

Can we talk for a hot second about the bootleg Disney clothing that riddles Amazon? As part of my Disney Dandy(tm) duties, I like to stay apprised of the latest Disney clothing offerings so that I might better outfit myself in the parks. Mostly this manifests in Hot Topic taking all my money, but there are other sources out there, too. You can find things like t-shirts at Five Below, fancy shoes at ThinkGeek, handmade ear headbands on Etsy, and, of course, everything under the sun on Amazon. The thing about some of these Amazon offerings is that they’re...

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Lion King

In Which A Shining New Era Is Tip-Toeing Nearer

Annnd we’re back. It’s a new year, and so of course my thoughts immediately turn to the WDW Marathon, the sole remaining thing I look forward to in life. Because once Christmas is over WINTER IS TRASH. Oh, shoot; my first post of the year and I’m already off topic. What I meant to talk about is: Christmas presents! Among my friends I am synonymous with Disney. Indeed, at a hibachi grill the other day the chef did the opening trick where he sets the oil on fire and the entire table turned to me and chorused IT’S SHAPED...

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Disney Wardrobe

In Which Jenn Assembles Her Next WDW Trip Wardrobe

Hey, remember how I have turned into a WDW dandy and like to ramble on about all my Disney clothes and how Hot Topic is Disney mecca so goth kids step aside? Anyway, here’s my planned wardrobe for my holiday trip (which begins NEXT WEEK, guys! EEE!!!!). The red polka dot dress is something I picked up from Delia’s 6 or 7 years ago, when I, y’know, still shopped at Delia’s. It’s not technically Disney, of course, but I think it’s extremely evocative of Minnie Mouse. Paired with my sequined Minnie ears, it’s a Disneybounding slam dunk.  The Figment t-shirt is vintage...

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Disney Wardrobe

In Which Jenn Dresses For Disney

The first time I went on an adult trip to Walt Disney World, I didn’t care how I looked. I was in the most magical place on earth; what did it matter? It didn’t! Until I saw the photos – and hated them. Vanity, you may say, thy name is Jenn – for since then I have slowly developed an increasing interest in “looking cute” in the parks. This is in the name of the aforementioned pictures, of course, but also – and this is just me – the self-esteem boost of feeling my look makes my happy place...

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Aristocats

In Which Jenn Is A Truly Cultured Music Student

Look, you can make fun of me all day and all night for being on the Hot Topic mailing list, but their Disney collection is unmatched. So when I got an email informing me that they had just added a bunch of new dresses to their Disney collection, I eagerly clicked through. Cute, cute, cute, I thought, scrolling along, with reasonable but not galvanizing enthusiasm… until I saw THIS dress. I think we can all agree that I NEED this dress. Under normal circumstance I would slap it on my Christmas list, but then I can’t wear it during...

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